Contract Type: Full Time
Support Role:
Job Start Date: 2021-09-01
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Fambridge Road, Maldon, Essex CM9 6AB
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Science Technician

Required September 2021

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Science Technician on a full time permanent contract basis with effect from September 2021. The post offers an excellent opportunity to work in a very strong Science Faculty in a highly successful 11-19 academy which holds good Ofsted status. The role will report to the Faculty Leader and the candidate will assist the faculty staff with full technician support to teaching staff, particularly in the preparation and clearing away and cleaning of lesson materials. The faculty has a strong collaborative ethos, is very supportive and well-planned schemes of learning for all courses are already in place and we welcome applicants from experienced as well as inexperienced candidates who have a keen interest within science.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should have level 2 qualifications and we are particularly interested in candidates who have scientific qualities that can assist students.

Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have high levels of commitment.

Experienced candidates should be able to demonstrate a successful track record of supporting a science faculty.

Responsibilities of the Post-Holder

In accordance with the job description for Science Technician, the key responsibilities will be as follows:
• to ensure the efficient preparation and organisation of equipment for lessons as required
• to clean equipment and laboratories after each lesson and any chemical spillage which occurs
• to ensure safe storage and use of laboratory equipment
• to support teaching staff and students during lessons and also to assist supply teachers in the setting up of equipment
• to assist in preparing lesson materials in other departments from time to time
• to liaise with other departments and schools regarding the use of additional or specialist equipment
• to refer stock requirements to the Senior Science Technician
• to undertake routine photocopying as required
• to liaise with maintenance staff regarding any gas/fume problems which may occur
• to ensure the application of Health & Safety procedures and to raise awareness of Health and Safety issues specifically in relation to laboratories
• to undertake any training commensurate with the post
• to assist in ensuring the safe conduct of students in the department
• maintenance of laboratories.

Wider Contribution

All staff are encouraged to contribute to the academy’s rich extra-curricular programme, and all candidates will be provided with the opportunity to discuss their personal interests at interview.

As one of the largest educational establishments in Essex, there are many opportunities for career progression. Via an academy-wise coaching programme, staff are encouraged to take responsibility for their own career development, with full support and encouragement from their line managers and other relevant staff, including those responsible for staff training.

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About Plume, Maldon's Community Academy

'Plume, Maldon's Community Academy', is the only academy in the town for students aged 11-18 and has always been at the centre of Maldon’s community.  With impressive examination results for many years at both GCSE and A level, we are a highly successful academy.  In our last full inspection in January 2014, Ofsted confirmed that we are a ‘Good’ academy across all the key areas. Ofsted said our students are ‘polite, courteous and enjoy good relationships with each other and with teachers.  Their attitudes to learning are very positive.  Students come to lessons ready to learn’. This was reinforced by a behaviour focused further Ofsted Inspection in July 2014 that said behaviour was good with many examples of 'Outstanding' practice.

Our key focus is ensuring excellent standards of teaching and student learning - we aim to provide a quality education that promotes academic success as well as emotional and social development.  Our team of experienced, passionate and dedicated teachers and support staff continually strive to ensure that our students make at least good progress and overcome any barriers to learning that may be pertinent to them.